Hepatomegaly - definition

Hepatomegaly - definition

Hepatomegaly - an enlarged LIVER. Hepatomegaly is a symptom of numerous conditions involving the liver. Its presence or absence has no correlation to the seriousness of the underlying liver disease. Because hepatomegaly is a symptom rather than a condition, it often resolves when the underlying condition comes under control. Chronic liver conditions may result in long-term hepatomegaly.

Conditions that can result in Hepatomegaly
AMYLOIDOSIS ANEMIA
CIRRHOSIS congestive HEART FAILURE
HEMATOCHROMATOSIS HEPATITIS
INFECTION infectious mononucleosis
LEUKEMIA LIVER CANCER
LIVER DISEASE OF ALCOHOLISM LIVER FAILURE
REYE’S SYNDROME SARCOIDOSIS
sclerosing cholangitis STEATOHEPATITIS

See also HEPATOTOXINS; JAUNDICE; MONONUCLEOSIS, INFECTIOUS; PORTAL HYPERTENSION; SPLENOMEGALY.

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